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The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of material on the nearly 7,000 known human languages. The collection currently contains nearly 100,000 pages of material documenting over 2,500 languages, as well as a growing multimedia collection of modern and historical language recordings.

The Rosetta Project is one exploration of The Long Now Foundationâs 10,000 Year Library. The Rosetta Disk, a very long-term backup of the collection, is a hand-sized nickel disk microscopically etched with thousands of pages from the collection and readable with 600 power optical magnification. The writing on the disk can last and be legible for thousands of years.

Texts in the Rosetta Project Collection

Audio in the Rosetta Project Collection

The Rosetta Project website has more information on the Rosetta Digital collection and Rosetta Disk

The Long Now Foundation website has more information on the 10,000 Year Library

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yiddish
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latvian
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latvia
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yidish
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swahili
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finnish
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chihota
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kira liina inglis
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jordan brown
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jim lutz
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karin wiecha
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yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 18, 2018 The Rosetta Project
movies
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test please ignore
Topics: english, test please ignore
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Mar 6, 2013 karin wiecha
movies
eye 115
favorite 0
comment 0
I'm narrating two worldless books.
Topics: German, High German, wordless book, story, narration, deu
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Mar 6, 2013 karin wiecha
movies
eye 182
favorite 0
comment 0
Parshuram is talking about Shivaji Maharaj, an important figure in Indian, especially Maharashtran, history. 
Topics: Marathi, India, mar
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Mar 6, 2013 karin wiecha
movies
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
Stefania and Barbara, both from Milan, are talking about their home country Italy.
Topics: Italian, ita
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Mar 6, 2013 karin wiecha
movies
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
Gustavo tells a story about an avocado tree.
Topics: Spanish, Honduran Spanish, story, spa
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Mar 6, 2013 karin wiecha
movies
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
Gustavo sings a Honduran folk song. It is a love song about a girl with dark skin.
Topics: Spanish, Honduran Spanish, Honduras, folk song, love song, spa
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Oct 19, 2012 Long Now
image
eye 33
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This is a test file going to the recordathon collection.
Topic: test,file,recordathon,image
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 ahuva jolish
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eye 201
favorite 1
comment 0
Ahuva tells some of her life story in Yiddish.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, story, life story, ahuvu jolish, biographical
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 evelyn rasky, evie groch
movies
eye 105
favorite 0
comment 0
Evelyn converses with Evie Groch about her childhood and family history.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, evelyn rasky, evie groch, childhood, family history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 evelyn rasky
movies
eye 119
favorite 0
comment 0
Evelyn is interviewed by her daughter, Susan, about her childhood and family history.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, evelyn rasky, susan rasky, childhood, family history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 evie groch, rosie kaplan
movies
eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
Evie and Rosie introduce themselves and the Record-a-thon to the other participants.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, introduction, record-a-thon, evie groch, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 yiddish record-a-thon participants
movies
eye 83
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Record-a-thon participants sing Yiddish folks, with Gerry Tenney on guitar. This is part 2 of a two-part recording. Part 1 is available at http://archive.org/details/jewishdiasporarecordathon_gantse.grupe_004
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, folk songs, chorus
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 yiddish record-a-thon participants
movies
eye 62
favorite 0
comment 0
Part 3 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 yiddish record-a-thon participants
movies
eye 93
favorite 0
comment 0
Record-a-thon participants sing Yiddish folks, with Gerry Tenney on guitar. This is part 1 of a two-part recording. Part 2 is available at http://archive.org/details/jewishdiasporarecordathon_gantse.grupe_005
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, folk songs, chorus
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 yiddish record-a-thon participants
movies
eye 117
favorite 0
comment 0
Part 2 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 23, 2012 yiddish record-a-thon participants
movies
eye 110
favorite 0
comment 0
Part 1 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 22, 2012 oscar berland
movies
eye 175
favorite 0
comment 0
Oscar reads a poem that his father used to read to him as a child (from Yosl Kotler's "Muntergang"), and sings a song that his mother used to sing.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, oscar berland, poem, poetry, yosl kotler, yosel cutler, muntergang, song, music,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 22, 2012 gerry tenney
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Gerry discusses Yiddish music and sings a few songs, including a Yiddish rendition of A Hard Day's Night.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, beatles, a hard day's night
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 22, 2012 henry sattler
movies
eye 166
favorite 0
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A narrative describing experiences of the narrator as a prisoner from Poland in the Auschwitz concentration camp doing road repairs, sharing morsels of food, and exchanging secret notes with another prisoner across barbed wire, and his success after his liberation in making contact again with the other prisoner and corresponding with her before his emigration to the U.S. and their loss of contact.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, henry sattler, concentration camp, shoah, holocaust, Auschwitz, World War II,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 22, 2012 bashe kuperstein
movies
eye 136
favorite 0
comment 0
Bashe talks about her family history and recites several Yiddish proverbs.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, galicia, poland, world war two, shoah, proverbs, shprikhverter, bashe kuperstein
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 20, 2012 icek mozes
movies
eye 371
favorite 0
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Icek tells a story based on a Yiddish joke.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, story, joke, icek mozes, humor, varshe, balegole
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 20, 2012 rosie kaplan, evie groch
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eye 90
favorite 0
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Rosie Kaplan and Evie Groch talking in Yiddish about how they made chicken soup.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, recipes, chicken soup, food words, story, evie groch, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 20, 2012 rosie kaplan
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A story in Yiddish by Rosie Kaplan about her family.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, my family, story, biographical, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 20, 2012 joseph luft
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eye 108
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A story and songs in Yiddish by Joseph Luft, with Rosie Kaplan occasionally singing out of frame.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, story, life story, joseph luft
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 20, 2012 evie groch
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eye 75
favorite 0
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A story in Yiddish from Evie Groch about her beginnings.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, my beginnings, story, biographical, evie groch
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 3, 2012 una, meldra
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eye 75
favorite 0
comment 0
Una, Meldra, and their daughters talk in Latvian about the Latvian alphabet, and demo a related iPad app.
Topics: latvian, latvia, alphabet, spelling, sounds, letters, language, basics, ipad, application
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 23, 2012 taira, anda, laimonis
movies
eye 57
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis give a brief recap, in English, of their conversation about Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect. See original recording, in Latvian, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 22, 2012 taira, anda, laimonis
movies
eye 84
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis discuss Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect (of which Anda gives several examples). See recap, in English, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 marta, brigita silina, arturs
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eye 76
favorite 0
comment 0
Marta, Brigita, and Arturs (the cameraman) converse in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 marta
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eye 41
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Marta reads selections from the poetry of Imants Ziedonis.
Topics: latvian, latvia, poems, folk poems, songs, literature, imants ziedonis
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 northern california latvian association
movies
eye 64
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comment 0
Members of the Northern California Latvian Association sing a song in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 northern california latvian association
movies
eye 72
favorite 0
comment 0
Members of the Northern California Latvian Association explain briefly, in English, the meaning and significance of their dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for the original recording of the dainas in Latvian: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore, explanation, translation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 northern california latvian association
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favorite 0
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association present a gift to Roberts Ozolds and recite several dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for an explanation of the dainas in English: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 meldra
movies
eye 57
favorite 0
comment 0
Meldra sings a lullaby to her daughter.
Topics: latvian, latvia, lullaby, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 21, 2012 linda, armand
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eye 75
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Linda and Armand name Latvian terms for body parts.
Topics: latvian, latvia, body parts, vocabulary
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 20, 2012 edgar, armand
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eye 64
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Edgar and son Armand sing a Latvian song.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 20, 2012 arturs
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eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
Arturs talks about Latvian history.
Topics: latvian, latvia, history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 20, 2012 linda, amanda
movies
eye 68
favorite 0
comment 0
Linda recites some Latvian nursery rhymes with her daughter Amanda.
Topics: latvian, latvia, nursery rhyme, children's story, children's game
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 20, 2012 martinsh, meldra, una
movies
eye 43
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Una quizzes Meldra and Martinsh on Latvian technology vocabulary.
Topics: latvian, latvia, technology, computers, vocabulary, quiz
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 20, 2012 martinsh
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eye 41
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Martinsh sings a little song in Latvian about a cat.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song, cat
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 19, 2012 brigita silina
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eye 50
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Brigita reads a portion of "The Amber Fairytale" by Latvian author Imants Ziedonis.
Topics: latvian, latvia, story, fairytale, the amber fairytale, author, ziedonis, imants ziedonis
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 16, 2012 brigita silina, ruta bruninsh, gundega nigale
movies
eye 81
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A candid conversation in Latvian from Brigita, Ruta, and Gundega.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation, chat
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 15, 2012 mara linde, roberts ozolds
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Mara describes what she would do with five days in Latvia.
Topics: latvian, latvia, visit, vacation, activities
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 15, 2012 roberts ozolds, mara linde
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eye 43
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Roberts describes what he would do on a five day visit to Latvia.
Topics: latvian, latvia, visit, vacation, activities
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 15, 2012 gundega nigale
movies
eye 93
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Gundega, Ruta, Arturs having a conversation about Latvian clothing, living in Latvia and living in the USA.
Topics: latvian, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 15, 2012 gundega nigale
movies
eye 80
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Gundega, Ruta, Arturs discussing Ruta's Latvian outfit and the history of Latvia and living in the USA and Latvia.
Topics: latvian, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 15, 2012 Linda
movies
eye 34
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Armand counts to twenty in the Latvian language.
Topics: latvian, latvia, numbers, numerals, counting, twenty
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jun 12, 2012 Candra Neff
movies
eye 72
favorite 0
comment 0
Candra Neff speaks from the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Phrasebook One in the Central Sierra Miwok language.
Topics: central sierra miwok, csm, me-wuk, miwok, phrasebook, phrases
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 Christian
movies
eye 105
favorite 0
comment 0
Talking about food of the Netherlands
Topics: dutch, food, stories
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 Simon Vidanovic
movies
eye 95
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comment 0
Life in Serbia vs US part 2
Topics: serbian, lifestyle
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 Christian
movies
eye 82
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Lost frog story told in Dutch
Topics: dutch, kids, story
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 Christian
movies
eye 37
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Talking about water management and geography of the Netherlands
Topics: dutch, geography
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 Simon Vidanovic
movies
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
Kids Story about missing frog
Topics: serbian, book, kids, story
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
May 8, 2012 simon vidanovic
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
Life in Serbia vs US
Topics: serbian, lifestyle
The Rosetta Project--Video
Sep 16, 2011 Chihota
movies
eye 32
favorite 0
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Testing upload for the Language is Life workshop to be held at the Marin Headlands Institute September 16-18. This recording of the Shona language was made by Chihota at the Record-a-thon held at the Internet Archive July 30, 02011.
Topic: shona
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 3, 2011
data
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
From 2011-07-30 event.
Topic: recordathon
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Aug 1, 2011 jim
movies
eye 74
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jim telling a story in greek
Topics: greek, story, ell, fluent speaker, reading
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 jordan brown
movies
eye 63
favorite 0
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Some brief, non-fluent Sinhala.
Topics: sinhala, sin, non-native speaker, language learner, reading
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 Sandy Thacker
movies
eye 101
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Sandy and trio have a little talk in Esperanto about some of their travels, using Esperanto, around the world.
Topics: Esperanto, International Language, travel, conversation, travelogue, epo, non-native speaker,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 Abigail Bard
movies
eye 36
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Me talking about one of my best buddies - Ian Stewart, one of the volunteers at the event.
Topics: English, eng, native speaker, fluent speaker
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 reiko kataoka
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
Aesop's fable "tortoise and the hair" spoken in Japanese.
Topics: japanese, fable, tale, jpn, native speaker, fluent speaker
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 ian stewart
movies
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
Discussion of Russian grammar and other assorted topics, in Russian. Some co-opted English words.
Topics: Russian, rus, non-native speaker, language learner
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 ian stewart
movies
eye 24
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comment 0
In this video, I present my French-language rendering of the wordless book, "Frog, Where Are You?" (by Mercer Mayer).
Topics: french, fra, non-native speaker
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 31, 2011 Chihota
movies
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
Historical development of Chilapalapa (Fanagalo) with examples.
Topics: Chilapalapa, Fanagalo, history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Karl Aspelund
movies
eye 181
favorite 0
comment 0
Icelandic poem "Gunnarsholmi" by Jonas Hallgrimsson (1807-1845)
Topics: Icelandic, poetry, gunnarsholmi, jonas hallgrimsson, isl, native speaker, fluent speaker
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Julia Olszewska
movies
eye 25
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comment 0
Looking at picture books about frogs and turtles, dogs, etc.
Topics: Polish, children, storybook
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
movies
eye 151
favorite 0
comment 0
Explaining when the Danish were trying to convert the Finns to Christianity. It was very difficult...
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 steve nobles
movies
eye 116
favorite 0
comment 0
Reading of Arabic: conversational, proverbs, and songs
Topic: arabic
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
movies
eye 49
favorite 0
comment 0
Talking about how comfortable Finnish people are with the woods. Account of growing up in the woods.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Julia Olszewska
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
reading picture book about turtles, frogs, etc.
Topics: Polish, children, storybook
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kara Wilber
movies
eye 60
favorite 0
comment 0
Hawaiian proverbs, colors, disc drives
Topics: Hawaiian, colors, proverbs, phrases
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
movies
eye 168
favorite 0
comment 0
Talking about how I envision words as physical objects.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
movies
eye 658
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Giving a definition of the word "sisu": there is no translation for it in other languages. Sisu is a big part of Finnish culture and identity.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
movies
eye 146
favorite 0
comment 0
Talking about the sauna in Finnish.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Jul 30, 2011 Kira Liina Inglis
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eye 123
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Finnish folk song.
Topic: finnish